Best Pop Music podcasts we could find (Updated May 2019)
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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, comics and music.
Pop Shop Podcast
Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and senior editor Katie Atkinson offer weekly Billboard chart breakdowns, discuss the hottest music news and cover the year’s biggest musical events. Casual pop fans, chart junkies and everyone in between are invited to this weekly half-hour discussion.
The Read
Join bloggers Kid Fury and Crissle for their weekly podcast covering hip-hop and pop culture's most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyoncé. (Or Blue Ivy.)As transplants to New York City (Kid Fury from Miami and Crissle from Oklahoma City), The Read also serves as an on-air therapy session for two friends trying to adjust to life (and rats) in the big city.The Read is part of the L ...
The Watch
Every week, The Ringer's Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan -- longtime friends and pop culture addicts -- break down the latest in TV, movies, and music.
Switched on Pop
What makes pop songs so catchy? Musicologist Nate Sloan & songwriter Charlie Harding pull back the curtain on how pop hits work their magic on our ears & our culture. You’ll fall in love with music you didn’t even know you liked.
Sound Opinions
Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions - the world's only rock and roll talk show.
Mike Watt (solo artist, Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Iggy Pop and The Stooges) playing some tunes and doing some spiel. Assisted by brother matt and coming to you from the wild kingdom at the pleasure point, in San Pedro California! TWFPS
Chris Atkinson and Barrett Share of CinemaSins are joined by their longtime friend Mike Hester to take a DEEP and hilarious dive into HBO's Barry, one of the most unique TV shows in the last decade. Each podcast episode will take a look at an individual chapter on the show.
The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI, is a smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt introduces the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life. Produced in association with Slate.
Since 1993, the Hottest 100 has been the largest annual music poll in the world. Countless acts have graced the chart, from Dido to Depeche Mode. We're going to talk about all of them. Hottest 100s and 1000s is a Sydney-based podcast hosted by longtime friends Adam Buncher, Andrew McDonald, David James Young and Nathan Harrison. They look back at every Hottest 100; and every song that has been deemed hot enough to be a part of it over the course of 20+ years.
Mark Blankenship and Sarah D. Bunting are journalists, friends, and music fans who love talking about pop music of all stripes.
The Awesome Hour
Voted #1 in Vue weekly Magazine , Metro Magazine , nominated 8th in the world against Adam corolla , Artie Lange and Dan Savage in the mature category & Winners of Monkeys Fighting Robots peoples choice award in the amateur podcast awards The Awesome Hour is a SOCAN licensed podcast on all things awesome from pop culture to strange news to bad life choices with a music bed of tasty tunes. From top40 to heavy metal and everything in between. The awesome hour is just that Alec , Ivan and Corbo ...
Join award-winning journalist and best-selling author James Andrew Miller as he uncovers bold beginnings of success stories in the worlds of television, movies, sports, music, and business. Experience all the unpredictable moments, pivotal junctures, and strokes of luck that turn great ideas into formidable realities -- as told by the insiders who were there from the start.
Rock Solid
Rock 'n' roll all night ... and party once a week! Hosted by Pat Francis, Rock Solid is the comedy/music podcast that brings you music “both new and classic," plus lots of laughs and musical guests. Joining the fun are Producer Kyle Dodson and Pat’s hilarious rotating Co-Hosts: April Richardson, Mike Siegel, Christy Stratton and Murray Valeriano.
Rod and Karen discuss pop culture, current events and more from a comedic perspective.
The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news.
When It Was Cool Podcast is hosted by veteran podcaster Karl Stern and his wife Tonya. When It Was Cool Podcast features reviews, conversation, and nostalgia about pop culture from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990's including classic rock, comics, television, toys, music, movies, and more. Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Super Friends, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Six Million Dollar Man, Mego, and much more.
The official ranking of the 30 hottest tracks on our playlist. The DJ Top 30 countdown is compiled weekly from listener requests, club and dance radio station plays around the world. The countdown airs live every Saturday evening at 8pm. Download the podcast or listen on-demand.
Thirty Twenty Ten
A pop culture time machine! Each episode covers one week that very week from 30 years ago, 20 years ago and 10 years ago, which means each show is loaded with forgotten movies, timeless TV episodes and songs best left to the past. We'll examine TV, movies, music and video games from the 80s, 90s and 2000s. Come remember with us!
Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
All Fantasy Everything is a show where funny people and experts come together to fantasy draft pop culture, from music to movies to sandwiches, everything is in play.
Pop Rocket
Pop culture discussion with Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson
Too Much Rock
The Too Much Rock podcast is a 30-minute journey through the weekly music acquisitions of its creator. It may feature power pop, indie rock, post punk, indie pop, or any other named or unnamed genre.
Test your pop knowledge with the daily download of Ken Bruce’s tricky music quiz.
Overthinking It subjects the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve.
Robert Bound and his guests discuss what has piqued their interest in our one-stop shop for lively reports and in-depth interviews on the newest and finest in art, film, books and the media business.
WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians
Struggle Session
Struggle Session is a podcast about pop culture from a leftist perspective. Jack Allison, and Leslie Lee III as we wade into the reactionary hellhole of modern American media. We'll talk video games, movies, TV, wrestling, comic books, music, anime, and all of your problematic faves.
The Noise Pop Podcast is a bi-monthly series showcasing noteworthy new releases from the independent and underground music scene, produced by Noise Pop: San Francisco’s favorite indie music, arts and film festival. We deliver episodes that are engaging, distinctive, and always rooted in the music we love, that we think you will too. Along with music recommendations, Host Adrian Spinelli (Paste Magazine, SF Chronicle, Fest300) interviews artists, tastemakers, and professionals from every corn ...
The writers and editors of Rolling Stone take you inside the biggest stories in music. Featuring interviews with our favorite artists; what's playing in the office; expert insight on the week's biggest music news; and much more.
What makes a song a smash? Talent? Luck? Timing? All that—and more. Chris Molanphy, pop-chart analyst and author of Slate’s “Why Is This Song No. 1?” series, tells tales from a half-century of chart history. Through storytelling, trivia and song snippets, Chris dissects how that song you love—or hate—dominated the airwaves, made its way to the top of the charts and shaped your memories forever.
KZradio הקצה
An independent radio station from Tel Aviv. For music lovers by music lovers.
Real Punk Radio podcast Network brings you the best in Punk, Rock, Underground Music around! From Classic Oi!, Psychobilly and Hardcore to some Classic Rock n Roll and 90's indie Alt Rock greatness!! With Tons of Live DJ's that like to Talk Music From Garage Rock, to Ska.. We are True MUSIC GEEKS!
Território Nerd
Território Nerd é um canal com tudo o que a cultura pop tem de melhor. Sem frescuras ou regrinhas. Vale a pena ser falado? Então tá aqui!
Welcome to Swiftcast : The #1 Taylor Swift Podcast! We are a free, weekly talk show with the goal of providing an entertaining and unique experience to our listeners by promoting fan content, conducting both fan and celebrity interviews, and reporting the latest happenings on everything Taylor!Join us by subscribing FREE via iTunes, the Podcasts app, Castbox, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts! Most importantly, be a part of our show! Give us feedback on ...
Holly Shortall and Conor Behan welcome you to their new pop culture podcast Popsessed. Follow Holly @hollyshortall and Conor @platinumjones. An Xposé Original for Virgin Media Television
No guilt. Only pleasure. A pop music podcast hosted by Analise Nelson (@lalalanalise) and Omar Najam (@OmarNajam). New episodes every Monday.
Rock legend Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols hosts this 2-hour open forum show where the only rule is doing whatever Jones wants. Jonesy’s Jukebox encompasses everything from groundbreaking new music of his own personal collection to current topic discussions and guest interviews of all varieties with a living room conversation vibe. Past interviews include the likes of Johnny Ramone, Eddie Vedder, Brian Wilson, Pete Townsend, Iggy Pop, Robert Plant, Courtney Love, John Waters, Common, Gary Ol ...
Clever talk about pop cultureBigmouth is pop culture talk for discerning grown-ups. Music, TV, movies, books or something else entirely – we’ll enthuse, argue, squabble and pick over the bones of what’s happening in the world of the stuff we lovePresented by WORD magazine veterans Andrew Harrison (ex-editor of Q, Select and Mixmag) and Siân “Stan” Pattenden, a graduate of the Smash Hits and Select Mag Schools of Excellence.
Black-Eyed N Blues
with Brian Lee & Brian Parker Blackeyed & Blues host, Brian “T-Bone” Lee showcases music from blues, roots and funk in a 90 minutes weekly podcast. T-Bone’s love of music and easygoing commentary has made his show one of the most downloaded podcasts on the Internet.
Afropop Worldwide
Afropop Worldwide is an internationally syndicated weekly radio series, online guide to African and world music, and an international music archive, that has introduced American listeners to the music cultures of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean since 1988. Our radio program is hosted by Georges Collinet from Cameroon, the radio series is distributed by Public Radio International to 110 stations in the U.S., via XM satellite radio, in Africa via and Europe via Radio Multikulti.
The BackBeat
Biweekly podcast dedicated to talking about what's happening in popular music.
The Great Albums
Two indie rock musicians, Bill Lambusta and Brian Erickson, dive into their experience of great rock and pop music and how it connects to their lives through the lens of the medium they care for most, the album. Episodes frequently include guest contributions from musicians, podcasters, and journalists and always culminate in a track by track review.
Still Processing
Step inside the confession booth of Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers for The New York Times. They devour TV, movies, art, music and the internet to find the things that move them — to tears, awe and anger. Still Processing is where they try to understand the pleasures and pathologies of America in 2019.
CiTR -- Pop Drones
Unearthing the depths of contemporary cassette and vinyl underground. Ranging from DIY bedroom pop and garage rock all the way to harsh noise and, of course, drone.
A weekly pop culture podcast seeking to educate on things that entertain, but do not matter.
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On the pop culture dissection table this week: TOP OF THE POPPERS – Do Melbourne’s Amyl & The Sniffers have the punk rock prescription we need? SHANE IN YOUR GAME – The great Stephen Graham in Shane Meadows’ riveting new C4 drama The Virtues. LOTUS POCUS – What on earth is going on with cosmic space-jazz funk-hop auteur Flying Lotus’s latest al ...…
Press Play 12 is out now. You know the drill by now!!!!Various genres in one mix for your enjoyment. This time it features some recent hits in rotation. Just press play and enjoy!!!
Freestyle Friday mix is loaded and read for Memorial weekend 2019. This time time some mid 2000's dancehall and soca are in the mix. Enjoy!!
It's Eurovision time again, James Bond joins Indiana Jones, Julia Roberts dares to challenge Darth Maul, Home Improvement, Jay Leno and Mad About You conclude (for now), Pixar aims older and Sam Raimi returns to horror! All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.…
**Warning - this episode contains lots of tears** For the final episode of Pop Rocket, the panel convene to give listeners one last All About, one last Jam, and they look back at the past four and a half years, and all the various milestones they’ve shared with one another and their listeners while doing the show--marriages, deaths, birth, book ...…
**Warning - this episode contains lots of tears** For the final episode of Pop Rocket, the panel convene to give listeners one last All About, one last Jam, and they look back at the past four and a half years, and all the various milestones they’ve shared with one another and their listeners while doing the show--marriages, deaths, birth, book ...…
To hear the full episode subscribe at today's special Struggle Session we look at the slate of exciting films coming to theaters. We take a first look at Terminator: Dark Fate, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, Dark Phoenix, Brightburn, and more.Tune: VR Sex - Maiden ChinaBy Struggle Session.
Originally Published on 4/14/13Wine - the God's favorite beverage. Well, I'm no god, but I love it and I think you'll love these songs revolving around the grape, featuring the Clash, AC/DC, Ty... Real Punk Radio podcast Network brings you the best in Punk, Rock, Underground Music around! From Classic Oi!, Psychobilly and Hardcore to some Class ...…
It's Steph vs Mick on the Friday edition of the PopMaster podcast and Ken is getting ready for his week off.By BBC Radio 2.
The best new albums out this week include a stirring call for social justice from soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples, rapper YG's remembrance of Nipsey Hussle, lo-fi rock veteran's Sebadoh and more. 1. Mavis Staples: We Get By; 2. Justin Townes Earle: The Saint of Lost Causes; 3. Lucky Daye: Painted; 4. YG: 4REAL 4REAL; 5. Billy Ray Cyrus: Th ...…
In the digital age, most of us assume that every piece of music that ever was is available at the push of a button. But this week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot bring us a Classic Album Dissection of a recording that, despite its significance, is unavailable on digital platforms: De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising. They discuss the making o ...…
Aladdin is the latest Disney live-action remake of an animated classic. The 1992 original starred Robin Williams as the genie, and this time it's Will Smith. The genie is still blue and there's still a mischievous monkey. But director Guy Ritchie has some ideas of his own, too.By NPR.
Aladdin is the latest Disney live-action remake of an animated classic. The 1992 original starred Robin Williams as the genie, and this time it's Will Smith. The genie is still blue and there's still a mischievous monkey. But director Guy Ritchie has some ideas of his own, too.By NPR.
We open up the mailbag to answer questions like how the finale of ‘Game of Thrones’ might look different if you were to binge-watch the series (13:25), the possibility of a fantasy-genre hangover (34:04), and what shows we're most looking forward to now that ‘Game of Thrones’ is over (52:14). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Jason Mantzoukas…
Theater magic, starting with “Tootsie” composer David Yazbek and musical theater obsessive John McWhorter on the art and wonder of tongue-twisting patter songs. Kurt Andersen talks with performance artist Taylor Mac on writing the new Broadway play, "Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus." And the odd mixture of religious fervor, class concerns an ...…
On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from Karl and Tonya talk about summertime back in the day verses now. Fireflies (or lightning bugs if you prefer), outdoor games, and unsupervised hijinx. The we discuss some favorite and wacky retro television commercials from fast food, candy bars, car dealerships, toys, and mo ...…
The Ellises are back to fix our livesBy Loud Speakers Network.
You might recognise actress Lola Kirke from *Gone Girl* and *Mistress America* but she revealed her musical talents last year with debut album *Heart Head West*. She dropped into Midori House to play tracks new and old.By Monocle 24.
Fergie's aggressively, deliciously stupid song "Fergalicious" gets us talking about intentional superficiality, women describing themselves as commodities, and all the reasons fifty year-olds don't have to give AF about anything. Plus, there's a listener-requested playlist about the best songs for preparing to go out! Our intro is by Andrew Byr ...…
It's Richard vs Claire on this Thursday edition of the PopMaster podcast and Ken is worried he's repeating himself.By BBC Radio 2.
São Luís do Maranhão is one of the poorest and most ethnically-diverse cities in Brazil. In this old slave port, located in the far northeast of the country, a thriving reggae scene has wielded disproportionate influence since the 1970s, based on an overarching taste for obscure roots reggae from the Jamaican countryside and vintage lover’s roc ...…
Pat, Mike and Christy welcome Pilar Alessandra back to the Guest Co-Host chair as they all feature songs that they wish their favorite artists would play in concert!
But like, we mean the instrument group. You know, horns. At least, that's what we mean until we get into the kitchen... As we cross the threshold of the first half of the 1999 triple j hottest 100, we put some sick burns on 7 year olds, debate the safest artists to knock, take a victory lap, defy all kinds of sex laws and do a lot of thinking. ...…
hour one:"blues to you" (alternate, take 2) john coltrane"prelude" false bliss"am I you are you me?" false bliss"swine flu suits" paper mice"man of few syllables" big flame"can't be beat" (peel session) bogshed"pity mall" king champion sounds"highland park" safe word"crackin the shell" now"a shirt at night" hifiklub"farr" lorn"opet on" sajzerbi ...…
May 22nd, 2019. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #402…Tonight El Sucio and Pecan Sandy from Recreational Outrage crashed Studio B to promote their upcoming Record and Record Release Party at Otto’s... Real Punk Radio podcast Network brings you the best in Punk, Rock, Underground Music around! From Classic Oi!, Psychobilly and Hardcore to some Classic Rock n R ...…
New stuff from Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders, Candy Snatchers, Forsooth!, Aggrolites, Geoff Palmer and more. Real Punk Radio podcast Network brings you the best in Punk, Rock, Underground Music around! From Classic Oi!, Psychobilly and Hardcore to some Classic Rock n Roll and 90's indie Alt Rock greatness!! With Tons of Live DJ's that like to Ta ...…
This episode is fetch. Episode Guest: Will Miles @mrwillmiles IG: @mrwillmiles The All Fantasy Everything Summer Tour is coming to a city near you! Find dates and tickets at Support the show! Join the All Fantasy Everything Patreon for exclusive mailbag and movie watch-a-long episodes. Check it all out at ...…
16 tracks in one smooth stream and there's a thread through the whole thing. I had a fun time piecing this one together and I hope you dig it too. The outro was cut short by a couple of seconds but I... Real Punk Radio podcast Network brings you the best in Punk, Rock, Underground Music around! From Classic Oi!, Psychobilly and Hardcore to some ...…
Playlist: Delbert McClinton & Self Made Me, If I Hock My Guitar,Eric Reed, Crumbling Down,Scorch Sisters, Still Remember,Grady Champion, Down Home Blues,Justine and the Unclean, Monosyllabic Man,JP Reali, My Baby Loves To Boogie,Terry Robb, Still On, Trombeatz, Something New,Harpdog Brown, No Eyes For Me,Kate Lush Band, Jackson, Ellis Mano Band ...…
It's Barry vs Simon on this Wednesday edition of the PopMaster podcast with Ken Bruce.By BBC Radio 2.
In this episode, we cover the latest pop culture news in our monthly The More You Know segment. This week, we discuss Robert Pattinson as Batman, Psalm West, Tony Robbins, the tragic passing of Grumpy Cat, the Game of Thrones finale, and more. MENTIONS The Popcast Live in Dallas Giveaway Follow @ThePopcaston Instagram for More Entries Robert Pa ...…
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